Facebook is accused of summarily shutting down pro gun accounts in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre on the basis they violate ‘company policy’. No further explanation is given.
PayPal and others were seen to conspire to prevent donations being made through the internet to WIKILEAKS again, no formal explanation was given.
These are two high profile examples of the way that privately owned infrastructure systems will be increasingly used to control public debate on any number of issues.
All adherents to the religion of private propery had better take this opportunity to think long and carefully about the consequences of allowing the fundamental systems of society to fall into private hands.
CRACKERNOMICS rabble rouser Alex Jones squeals like a Saxon pig when the butchers knife is brought close to the hide of his INFOWARS scam: but this is the same person who will be telling you in the next breath that any attempt to place even minimal controls on privately owned organisations is a Soviet takeover.
Further, if you think that the above two examples are egregious examples of private power in the public sphere, wait until the Democratisation of Money gets fully underway!
Imagine going to make a withdrawal from your ATM only to be told that your last purchase ‘violated company policy’ and as a consequence your account has been suspended for two days.